While a caseworker may be the ultimate arbiter of the decision making, he or she often requires information found in one or more disparate enterprise applications. Moreover, any changes made to a case file often require an update to those enterprise applications so that the customer or citizen’s file is accurately maintained. IBM Case Manager interfaces with IBM BPM at the design level to enable Case Manager process designers to access the power of IBM BPM process choreography to enable data exchanges. By effectively merging design environments this enables Case based workflows to extend beyond the realm of individual decision makers and leverage the power of the automated process choreography. By combining the two, the flexible task based process capabilities of IBM Case Manager with the automated business rules driven engine of IBM BPM, the full promise of the process efficiencies of Advanced Case Management can be achieved.
Leveraging IBM BPM with IBM Case Manager to gain ACM process efficiencies
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Guest blog by Michael Green, Offering Lead - Advanced Case Management
IBM BPM is the enterprise class business process engine from IBM. It is designed to choreograph process flows from multiple enterprise applications based on sophisticated business rules enabling discrete process decisions and automated process steps. Inherent in IBM BPM is the idea that a process is an end-to-end system with a known outcome. Case management, on the other hand, is by definition a process flow where the outcome is unknown. While business rules and automated steps are important to case management, case management requires the ability to pick and choose process tasks based on decisions made the by case worker. Nonetheless, there are distinct requirements in case management that demands the sort of process choreography that IBM BPM provides.